For thousands of years, stray cats have roamed the streets of Istanbul, becoming an integral part of the city. Ceyda Torun's extraordinary 2016 documentary, "Kedi," is not just a touching look at the cute and scrappy cats, it's also a beautiful portrait of the people of Istanbul who take care of them. Woven into my discussion of the film is my own experience of losing my beloved cat, Bella, in 2016. I talk about how she taught me to love and impacted my life in profound ways. Consider making this podcast sustainable by supporting it on Patreon. Subscribe to the Her Head in Films Newsletter. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. Original artwork by Dhiyanah Hassan
From “Wormwood” to “Jane” to “Kedi,” documentary directors are making bold stylistic choices. Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers led a discussion titled “Finding the Style For the Story” at the DOC NYC festival in November 2017. The guests are filmmakers Ceyda Torun (“Kedi”), Brett Morgen (“Jane”) and Errol Morris (“Wormwood”). They discuss how they achieve their distinct visual and aural approaches.On Twitter: @errolmorris @brettmorgen @catsinistanbul @thompowers @purenonfiction @docnycfestPure Nonfiction is distributed by the TIFF podcast network.For more, listen to:PN 51 with Errol Morris and Elsa Dorfman on “The B-Side” PN 58 with Brett Morgen on his careerTry our other podcast:Documentary of the Week, produced by WNYC.If you’re in New York City, join us for Stranger Than Fiction’s winter season (Feb-March) on Tuesday nights at the IFC Center.The post PN 62: Errol Morris, Brett Morgen & Ceyda Torun on Documentary Style appeared first on Pure Nonfiction.
085 - Ceyda Torun (Kedi Director) - A Cat's Purpose
The Purrrcast is the cat podcast for you and your feline friends. Based in Los Angeles, hosts Sara Iyer and Steven Ray Morris chat with fellow cat enthusiasts about the furry little creatures they love. Not sure how the cats feel about it though. On episode EIGHTY-FIVE of The Purrrcast, we sit down with director Ceyda Torun to talk about her new documentary about the cats in Istanbul, Kedi. We chat with her about the process of making the film, the cats in her life growing up (like Buttons), she shares with us the importance of cats in Islam, and describes the two black strays in her own neighborhood. The Purrrcast, talking to cat people because we can't talk to their cats. New episodes every Wednesday! Please rate and subscribe in iTunes: thepurrrcast.com Email us! firstname.lastname@example.org If you shop on Amazon be sure to click this link and we’ll get a small kickback. Thanks for the support: http://www.amazon.com?_encoding=UTF8&tag=thepurr-20 Go see Kedi in theaters now (and pre-order on digital and Blu-Ray): https://www.kedifilm.com/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kedifilm/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/catsinistanbul Links Of Interest: - Muhammad’s cat Muezza - http://animals.howstuffworks.com/pets/10-cats-who-made-history6.htm - The importance of cats in Islam - http://islam.ru/en/content/story/love-and-importance-cats-islam Follow The Purrrcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThePurrrcast on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thepurrrcast/ on Tumblr: http://thepurrrcast.tumblr.com/ Please like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePurrrcast Follow Sara Iyer’s cat Samba on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kittysamba Follow Sara Iyer on Instagram: https://instagram.com/saraiyer/ Check out Sara Iyer on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/saraiyer Follow Steven Ray Morris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/StevenRayMorris Buy Steven’s book on the Jurassic Park Franchise over at Thought Catalog: http://thoughtcatalog.com/book/molding-a-jurassic-universe/ Theme song by Anabot (Analise Nelson) and Dax Schaffer: http://www.anabotmusic.com/ https://daxschaffer.bandcamp.com/ Artwork by Jillian Yoffe: flatratstudio.com Part of the #HelloLionFace podcast networkSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ceyda Torun's film Kedi is Todd's favorite of 2017 so far. It's a charming but surprisingly weighty documentary following the lives of several Istanbul cats -- some from the streets and others with more comfortable lives. (One even lives near a fish merchant, which seems like a good kitty life.) It's both a movie about cats and a movie about its city, and that made talking to Ceyda a must. She told Todd about why cats are better actors than you'd expect, what makes Istanbul one of her favorite cities, and how she captured all those "cat's eye view" shots. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices